9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland journey maker
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Fly
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Dublin — 4 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Chester Beatty. Kids will enjoy Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of Dublinia, see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip site.

Fort Wayne, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Wayne to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Fort Wayne in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dublin, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Killarney.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Killarney — 1 night

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 3rd (Sun), stroll through Killarney Falconry, then stroll through Kerry Cliffs, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip planning app.

Getting from Dublin to Killarney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Killarney are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cork.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Cork — 1 night

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills, steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cork tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

Kilkenny — 2 nights

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny online route maker.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.